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Linda Cureton

Chief Information Officer

Linda Y. Cureton was appointed as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for NASA in September 2009 and has overseen the transformation of information technology (IT) capabilities and services supporting NASA's mission for the past two years. Previously, Ms. Cureton served as CIO of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and led the Office of Science and Technology as Deputy Assistant Director.

She also served in executive positions at the Department of Energy and the Department of Justice and has been involved with organizations such as the Government Information Technology Investment Council, the American Council for Technology, and Women in Technology. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Federal CIO Council Committee on Architecture and Infrastructure.

Ms. Cureton earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Howard University graduating magna cum laude and a Master of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. She also has a Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Applied Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and has performed numerical analysis research published in the "Journal of Sound and Vibration."


Remembering Jim Dean

A linchpin from the federal IT community's early days passed away on Nov. 28.


The future of the CIO

As NASA CIO Linda Cureton leaves government for the private sector, she offers some parting thoughts on the changing role of the federal CIO.

Digital Government

A day in the life of Linda Cureton's mobile device

NASA's CIO shares her secrets for staying connected while on the move.


Cureton: Time to face your Facebook phobia

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center CIO Linda Cureton provides some straightforward advice to those who are timid about embracing Facebook.